A new and more effective form of calcium HMB is on its way, and it could help you add size, strength and power, says Dr Jacob Wilson
We are always looking for the next big thing in sports supplementation. We’ve done a lot of research on calcium HMB so we know that in situations where there is a lot of muscle damage it helps speed recovery
The problem is that it’s best taken before exercise and takes around 90 minutes to peak in the blood. This is far from ideal if you, like me, train first thing in the morning before work. I don’t want to get up any earlier than I have to, especially to take a supplement. It’s just not realistic for most people.
But the good news is that there’s a new form of calcium HMB in free acid form. Not only does in peak in the blood within 20 to 30 minutes, but that peak is much higher.
We published a study in the British Journal of Nutrition that showed how this new form accelerated recovery drastically and there was much less muscle damage 48 hours post-exercise, and over a 12-week periodisation training programme, our subjects drastically increased not only muscle mass, but also strength and power.